Written Boards Review and Test Taking Strategies
Flashback Friday: Written Board Reviews and Test-Taking Strategies
Previously Published: February 1, 2020
In this episode, Dr. Alex Kaminsky sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Dr. Rosh imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.
Adam Rosh, MD, FACEP
Founder and CEO, Rosh Review
Former Program Director at Detroit Receiving Hospital
In this episode, Alex sits down with Dr. Adam Rosh (Rosh Review) to cover timelines, mindset and strategies into successful preparation for both written boards and in-service examinations. Additionally, Adam imparts his wisdom as a passionate educator and former program director.
Key Resources / References:
- ABEM Qualifying Exam: https://www.abem.org/public/become-certified/qualifying-exam
- ABEM In-Service Exam:https://www.abem.org/public/for-program-directors/in-training-examination
- EMRA/EM Resident:In-Service Exams, E-Orals and a New Emergency Medicine dual Specialty. https://www.emra.org/emresident/article/in-service-exams-e-orals-and-a-new-emergency-medicine-dual-specialty/
- Question Banks/Review – Just to name a few!
- 1 Year Out: Look at the Exam Logistics and Personal/Social Barriers
- 6 Months Out: Organize your study schedule, light study
- 1 Month Out: Study!
- 2 Weeks Out: REALLY study (crank it up to 11)
- 2-3 Days Out: “Rolling Stop” – Slow down, recharge.
- 1 Day Out: Light review
Resource Control: Pick 2-3 resources/modalities and stick with them. Book, E-learning, Q-bank or practice exams. Apply your knowledge from several angles. Prove you know the material in more than one context.
- “The Interleaving Effect: Mixing It Up Boosts Learning.”
- https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-interleaving-effect-mixing-it-up-boosts-learning/. Pan, S. Aug 2015. Scientific American
- Kang, S. “Spaced Repetition Promotes Efficient and Effective Learning: Policy Implications for Instruction.” Behavioral and Bran Sciences. 2016 Vol 3(1) 12-19. DOIL 10.1177/2372732215624708.
Dec 31, 2019
Transitions of Care
Transitions of care are one of the most dangerous activities in medicine. Numerous studies highlight the rates of medical errors which occur at the time of sign-outs. Formalized sign-out processes have been shown to significantly decrease breakdowns in communication and reduce adverse events. In this episode, Dr. Kaminsky sits down with residents from across the country to dissect and discuss different sign-out styles and share some insights regarding bias and areas for improvement.
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Double Defibrillation with Dr. Mark Ramzy
Does double defib work? Does it improve your chances of walking out of the hospital? What’s your CPC score? What is a CPC score? And how exactly do you conduct this procedure. In this episode, recorded live at ACEP 2019, Dr. Tiffany Proffitt discussed the ins and outs of double defibrillation with Dr. Mark Ramzy.